Information for Oxford Researchers
Isis Innovation was established to help researchers in the University of Oxford protect and commercialise their inventions.
On first contacting Isis the researcher is allocated a Technology Transfer Manager who will work with the researcher to manage the activities involved in patenting, licensing and/or setting up a spin-out company.
Isis has produced five booklets to guide researchers through these processes:
- Intellectual Property, Patents and Licences
A a guide to how Isis works with researchers to identify, evaluate, market and licence inventions. Also available as a PDF.
- Starting a Spin-out Company
A guide to the issues and processes involved in setting up a new spin-out company. Also available as a PDF.
- Consulting Agreements
A guide to how Isis can help academics and departments with consultancy and service work. Also available as a PDF booklet (ox.ac.uk access only).
- University Proof of Concept and Seed Funds
A guide to accessing investment from the University's £4m seed fund. Also available as a PDF booklet.
- Isis Software Incubator
A guide through the process of establishing an entrepreneurial software venture.
These five booklets are available on this website or from Isis Innovation.
Researchers wishing to sell reagents/materials through Isis can find further information in the Reagents section of the Isis website.
Who to Contact
You will find full contact details for all Isis Technology Transfer Managers and other staff, along with details of their particular areas of responsibility and expertise, in the About Isis section of the website.